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As part of the Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County’s Adolescent Health Initiative in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools, USF Health, and numerous youth-serving organizations, Teen Connect Tampa Bay aims to improve teen access to health services and community resources. The online resource directory and referral database provides education and links to comprehensive sexual health resources and a wide range of community programs. The website features a searchable directory, education for teens and parents, and an interactive blog. Personalized navigation services are also available to help connect teens and young adults to sexual health services and community resources based on their individual needs.
In addition, the program offers youth engagement opportunities through the Teen Connect Youth Advisory Board, and Adolescent Health Trainings to youth-serving professionals, providers, and parents.


Watch YAB members
Tatiana and Alyssa
discuss Teen Connect with
Gayle Guyardo, host of  WFLA/Bloom TV.

See how to access sexual health
services in-person and virtually.

Watch members of the YAB share
their views on the benefits of
getting the COVID-19 vaccine.




Abstinence, or not having sex, is the only 100% effective way to avoid an unplanned pregnancy and STDs.
Learn why.


When it comes to sexual activity and sex, you have the right to decide when you do it, where you do it, and how you do it. Here’s what you need to know about consent.


Communication is key when it comes to healthy relationships. Access resources to guide you through tough conversations with your partner, your family and your peers.

Social Media
& Beyond

Learn tips for staying safe when using social media and sending digital messages.

Birth Control Methods

Birth control can help lower your risk of an unplanned pregnancy and STDs. Find a method that is right for you.

Mental Health & Wellness

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Read how you can strengthen your mental health and learn about resources that are
here to help.


Learn about sexual assault services and support available through the
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

Know Your Rights

Florida law allows for confidential access to the following family planning services for adults and young people. Learn how and where to access low cost family planning services.


Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from person to person through sexual contact and often times do not show any symptoms. Learn about STD prevention, testing and treatment.

Sexuality &  Gender Identity

No matter your sexual orientation or gender, you have the right to equal access to healthcare services and sexual health resources. Find a health clinic near you that offers inclusive services.

What Do I Do?

Get help figuring out what to do when facing an urgent situation, such as how to access emergency contraception and how to report sexual assault.

Health Screening & Disease Prevention

Take charge of your health by staying up-to-date with recommended screenings and tests that help
prevent disease.

For Parents

Tools for talking to
your teen about sex and supporting them in making healthy decisions.

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Remember, your Pediatrician or current Healthcare Provider
is a great resource for sexual health services.